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25,610 miles

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe in Valencia Orange Metallic over Black Boston Leather with Orange Stitching
  • Exterior Color Valencia Orange Metallic

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The BMW 135i was a fun, reasonably quick coupe that was well rated when it first came out, but left a lot to be desired for the hard core enthusiast. BMW had the makings of something truly great thanks to the 1-Seriess smaller platform, short wheel base and low weight- they just needed to give it that BMW M edge. What came of this project is the 1M- a truly perfect combination of powerful turbocharged engine, short wheelbase, suspension from the E9X M3, extra wide flared fenders and a penchant for oversteer. After just a few minutes behind the wheel, you will understand why so many automotive journalists and enthusiasts use this car as the benchmark for fun driving. With a design based on the 1 Series tii Concept, first shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motorshow, the 1M differentiates itself from a standard 135i with a set of exaggerated fender flares as well as more aggressive front and rear bumpers. Upon its debut in 2011, the car immediately received rave reviews, placing 3rd in Evo Magazines Car of The Year Awards, behind a 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and the new McLaren MP4-12C. This 2011 BMW 1M is finished in the launch color of Valencia Orange over black leather and Alcantara interior with orange stitching. At the time of catalouging the car shows just 25,610 miles and has been treated to a few reversible modifications that serve to enhance the driving experience without altering the car significantly. Sold new at Orange County BMW in Hariman, NY, this 1M has been maintained to a very high standard through its life, exhibiting few if any flaws on the exterior. The only notable deviations from stock on the exterior of this 1M are black mirror caps and blacked out front grilles, smoked Blackline tail lights and a rear carbon decklid spoiler. Additionally, an Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust has been installed which makes the car sound outstanding, but looks very lowkey thanks to a set of carbon fiber exhaust tip finishers. The inside of a BMW 1M has a strong focus on driving. Although there is a screen in the center stack, it sits far enough back on the dashboard to not be in the driver's face, while still providing the information you need for the infotainment system. A simple gauge cluster with a subtle Alcantara hood houses a large tachometer and speedometer, along with a small screen to display a cars vitals. An Alcantara wrapped flat bottom steering wheel has been fitted to this example which retains the M button which, when pressed, alters the parameters of the stability and traction control to allow the driver to have even more fun behind the wheel. Fitted with the Convenience Package, Premium Package 2, Harman Kardon Surround Sound and heated front seats mean that this 1M has nearly all of the capabilities of a modern car, but retains the classic dynamics enthusiasts covet. Powering the 1M is a variant of the twin-turbocharged inline-6 from its contemporary Z4 sDrive35is, making it one of the first M-cars to utilize a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. Producing 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque in normal driving, when you are really getting after it, an additional 37 lb-ft of torque is available during over-boost for a few seconds at a time, bringing peak torque to 369 lb-ft. An Evolution Racewerks charge pipe and Tial blow off valve have been installed on this 1M which, along with the Akrapovic exhaust, help it breathe a bit more easily and likely provide increased power- although the exact amount is unknown. The only gearbox available in the 1M is a sweet shifting 6-speed manual that has perfectly spaced ratios for canyon carving. Under the car, the suspension received numerous bits off of the M3 making for a car that is 2.9 inches wider up front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear- which, along with the wider tires, necessitated the car's legendary fender flares. Upon the 1Ms arrival, BMW stated that they would only produce 2,700 examples of the special car. But thanks to rave reviews, over 6,300 cars were built at


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